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Christian Soldier 57

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: F. Price, 1835
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1724
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Am I a soldier of the cross,
A foll’wer of the Lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name?
Must I be carried to the skies
On flow’ry beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?


Am I a Soldier of the Cross,, Stanzas 1 & 2
2
Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?
Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord,
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy word.


Am I a Soldier of the Cross,, Stanzas 3 & 4